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'''Warren William Zevon''' (; January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Zevon's compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, ''Excitable Boy'' (1978). Other songs written by Zevon have been recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita (song)|Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own compositions, Zevon recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan". He was a frequent guest on ''Late Night with David Letterman'' and the ''Late Show with David Letterman''. Letterman later...
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